With London Help to Buy and the introduction of 95% mortgages available on a selection of one- and two-bedroom apartments from £430,000, now is the chance for more first-time purchasers to take their first step on the property ladder with Anthology…
Despite the end of the current Stamp Duty Holiday fast-approaching, more first-time buyers in London have decided to invest in the Capital once again with a 75 % increase in reservations experienced across Anthology’s Stratford Mill and Hale Works developments over the past three months.
Chris Powell, Development Director at Anthology explains: “Across both developments, we have seen an increase in demand from young professionals and first-time buyers looking to invest in these pockets of East and North London which are undergoing wide scale regeneration to become one of the fastest growing areas in the Capital.
“The location of these developments has proved to be one of the key highlights with buyers who are looking to benefit from the excellent transport links to the Capital and beyond for a convenient new hybrid work/life balance as offices and social spaces around the country start to reopen. Post-pandemic lifestyle trends, more notably the need for more outdoor spaces has also been a key driver behind the demand for our new homes which have stunning views of the City and the Walthamstow Wetlands at our Hale Works developments whilst our Stratford Mill homes are canalside homes with balconies offering impressive views over East London.”
Young professionals, Molly Moseley and Rory- Knight Jones are two of the many first-time buyers who have been able to secure their dream home at Hale Works this year.
Molly explains: “The most important factor for me when buying my new home was finding an area where I felt safe and when visiting Tottenham and Hale Works, I instantly felt this was the place for me. The train station is less than a two-minute walk from my front door so puts my mind at rest when travelling home later in the evening. It also means I have a really easy, 20-minute commute to my workplace via the Victoria line. Visiting friends across London is also so convenient as I can get to most places in less than 30 minutes by train.”
Rory adds: “I had two main priorities when looking for my starter home; it had to be well-connected to London and offer the convenience of being a new build and I am so happy I found both and more with my new home at Anthology Hale Works. Once we return to normal again, my commute to work will be within 25 minutes door to door which I never thought would be possible. There is so much convenience on my doorstep, the Tube station is less than five minutes away and I have access to a retail park which I can see from my home. There is also plenty of eateries around like Table 13, an authentic Italian café which make their own pastries and nearby Walthamstow Lloyd Park food market with food options from all corners of the world. There is also so much nature for my Golden Retriever, Ralph and I to explore, which we have thoroughly been discovering throughout the lockdowns.”
Anthology Hale Works is the final component of the eleven-phase Hale Village regeneration, an award-winning urban village offering a café, gym, supermarket, and GP surgery nearby an eclectic mix of independent businesses, coffee shops, breweries and bars. Designed by Hawkins Brown Architects, the community comprises of a 32- storey tower with a selection of 279 homes ranging from studios, one, two and three-bedroom homes as well as commercial spaces on the ground floor. The striking design of the tower acts as a landmark for Tottenham Hale and Hale Village with impressive views over the unique wetland ecosystem of Walthamstow Reservoirs and the City of London.
Designed by award- winning architect Squires & Partner, Anthology Stratford Mill Phase 1 consists of two buildings positioned around communal landscaped gardens, comprising a selection of 75 one, two- and three- bedroom homes, all featuring balconies with views of the Olympic Park, canal or communal areas. Situated on the fourth floor, there is a podium roof terrace with views overlooking the Bow Back River. There will be an additional 60,000 sq.ft of office spaces available through Workspace group which will be located on the ground floor of the apartment building available to rent.
Prices start from £430,000 at Stratford Mill and £460,000 at Hale Works, with Help to Buy available. For more information on Anthology Hale Works and Anthology Stratford Mill, visit anthology.london .Call Anthology Stratford Mill on 020 3936 3178 and Anthology Hale Works on 020 7760 1583